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Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.5
new
Compatibility with Confluence 8
This release ensures compatibility of all included apps with Confluence 8. Compatibility with previous versions of Confluence is of course still a given.
Confluence 8 introduces a number of breaking changes. Those are ultimately a good thing, since they modernize some of the technical pillars Confluence rests on. At the same time, this meant a lot of work for everyone creating Confluence apps like the Linchpin apps to ensure compatibility with Confluence 8 and 7.x at the same time.
Please make sure that, before you upgrade to Confluence 8, all your apps are compatible with it.
Since the changes are so fundamental, a non compatible app might very well break completely if you try to use it with Confluence 8. Also, please make sure to
test everything thoroughly
in a test environment, before deploying Confluence 8 to your prod system.
If you still run on Confluence 7.x, you should be able to install this version with no worries. However, we still recommend testing it in a test environment before deploying to your prod system.
Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.4
new
improved
fixed
Accessibility
  • We added screen reader support for the "headline with menu" macro and the "action drawer" button
  • We added screen reader compatibility for the "add profile picture" button and for several links to profiles
  • We improved screen reader support for the Space Directory and Linchpin Sidebar
  • We added keyboard support for editing and deleting attachments.
  • We added screen reader compatibility for user profile links.
  • We added the ability to add an alt text for images.
  • This release contains several accessibility improvements for screen readers and keyboard navigation
  • We improved the screen reader compatibility of "subscribe to news" buttons, "read more" links in news tiles and the Cover Stories slide navigation.
New features
  • We added the ability to use several more field types as filters in the user directory: full name, phone and IM
  • We adjusted the logic of link detection to avoid false positives (e.g. for academic titles)
  • We added the dark feature "seibertmedia.linchpin.navigation.scroll.menu" to display scroll arrows in top level navigation instead of a line break, if there is not enough space for menu items
  • You can now split events into timeslots to enable use cases like vaccinations, massage or photo shootings
  • The event notification now uses short URLs of linked pages in the ICS file (useful if the page name changes)
  • We updated some outdated dependencies to avoid security issues
  • We added the ability to set a default news teaser image per space. Previously, you could only set a global default teaser image.
  • You can now configure the set of navigation items being displayed in the mobile app for users of your company’s intranet. Change the order of items in the app’s main navigation, move items to the “More” section, or completely hide menu items that you do not want your users to access. You find the menu navigation in the “Linchpin Mobile” section of the Confluence administration area.
Improvements
  • If you use "User & Group Sync" by re:solution (version 2.6 or newer) to fill Linchpin User Profile "IdP" fields, org charts and personalization will now pick up updated values immediately. You don't need to clear caches manually anymore.
Bugfixes
  • We adjusted the intranet name element and hide the header, if it is not needed
  • We fixed the doubled header in the Terms of Use apps' disclaimer view
  • When updating or deleting an event, all participants are notified instead of only 100 (was broken since version 3.5.5)
  • CSV export of participants now works if participants are unsynced
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  • We fixed the workbox app disabling itself when upgrading Linchpin Events
  • News feed macros configured to show zero posts will now show five posts to prevent errors in Confluence mobile view.
  • 5.4.1 We fixed a bug that cancelled events in calendars via the ICS file attached to notifications about the event.
  • 5.4.1 We fixed a problem with missing microposts.
Security fixes
Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.3
fixed
Bugfixes
  • The "Profile" macro won't break page previews of pages using a two column layout anymore.
  • We fixed the faulty language & multi select fields in the "Customer User Search" macro.
  • The "Profile" macro should be rendered correctly in a PDF export.
  • We fixed the display of images within the Org Charts macro.
  • We fixed a bug which caused profile fields to be editable after being imported fromXML more than once.
  • The people directory should have no problems with deleted users when the search index is out of sync anymore.
  • We fixed some errors that occurred when deleting groups used in profile edit permissions.
  • "Profile" macros shouldn't break anymore when exporting a space and importing it to another Confluence system.
  • We fixed the custom CSS within Linchpin Theme, it should work again now.
  • We fixed the language-oriented display of menus for anonymous users.
  • When deleting a space category that's linked to a space layout, your system should switch to the default theme again.
  • We fixed the display of the information hub.
  • We fixed the display of spaces within the space directory.
  • Creating menu entries without links should work again now.
  • The "Event calendar" macro will be displayed correctly within the "Expand" and "UI Expand" macros now.
  • You will receive a confirmation notficiation when you sign up for an event again now.
  • We fixed the sorting of category labels within the "Cover Stories" macro.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news subscriptions to take effect if identical required and normal news subscriptions existed.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news from being pushed to MS Teams.
  • We fixed push notifications for news.
  • We fixed a bug that was caused by blog post metadata.
  • We fixed the sorting of category labels within the "Cover Stories" macro.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news subscriptions to take effect if identical required and normal news subscriptions existed.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented news from being pushed to MS Teams.
  • We fixed push notifications for news.
  • We fixed a bug that was caused by blog post metadata.
  • Mobile app: We fixed a crash bug on devices running Android 11 and Android 12.
  • Mobile app: We fixed an issue where some images in Aura macros such as "Cards" and "Background Content" were not displayed correctly in the app.
  • Mobile app: We dixed an issue where the progress bar for file downloads was not displayed correctly in some cases.
  • Mobile app: Fixed an issue where some texts in the Events section of the app were not displayed correctly in some languages.
  • Mobile app: Fixed various bugs when displaying Aura macros such as "Button" or "Cards".
  • Mobile app: Fixed an issue that caused some users' profile pictures to not be fully displayed.
  • Mobile app: Fixed various bugs when displaying some Confluence macros in the mobile app.
For full release notes, please view .
Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.3
improved
Improvements
  • We added a link to the people directory within the "My contacts" sidebar module.
  • This version of Linchpin Events improves the performance of categories containing a large number (100+) of events.
  • We improved the performance of the news planning overview by displaying news that are 1 year old max.
  • Linchpin Touch supports CDN now.
For full release notes, please view .
Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.3
new
Group 2
Accessibility - You can navigate through Linchpin in read mode via keyboard now!
For more information, visit and read the remaining relaese notes below!
  • A11y: We improved screen reader compatibility within the profile and the "Profile" macro by adding alt texts.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the "Profile" macro.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the profile picture module within the onboarding.
  • A11y: We enabled keyboard navigation for the people directory.
  • A11y: We added an aria-label to the logo within the header menu so that you can know where the link will take you.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the Linchpin Sidebar with your keyboard now.
  • A11y: You can navigate through menus in Linchpin with your keyboard now.
  • A11y: We added jump links to initial elements/tabs on the page.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the information hub via arrow keys now.
  • A11y: We added a better visible focus frame to the "LInchpin Teaser" macro.
  • A11y: You can navigate through the "Space" macro via keyboard now.
  • A11y: You can navigate through space directory via keyboard now.
  • A11y: We added aria-hidden attributes to space logos so that they won't bother your screen readers.
  • A11y: We improved the screen reader comaptibility with the sidebar.
  • A11y: Navigate through the Launchpad with the keyboard now!
  • A11y: Navigate through the "App" macro via keyboard now!
  • A11y: Navigate through the Launchpad with the keyboard now!
  • A11y: Navigate through the "App" macro via keyboard now!
  • A11y: You can add alt texts to news' teaser images now.
  • A11y: The "Personal News Feed" macro can be navigated with the keyboard now.
  • A11y: The "Corporate News Feed" macro can be navigated with the keyboard now.
  • A11y: Navigate through the news portal with the keyboard now.
  • A11y: The Microblog portal and the Microblog timeline can be noth navigated via keyboard now.
  • A11y: Alt texts from news' teaser images are integrated in the news digest, too.
Group 1 (3)
Other new features
  • We added
    support for the Comalatech Publishing app
    . News published using this app will retain their teaser and metadata if using Publishing 2.15.6 or later now.
  • Mobile app: My Events
    : Visit the events section in the app to get an overview of the events you've signed up for in the near future.
  • Mobile app: "Expand" macro
    : Tap on an expandable text area to show or hide additional information about a piece of content within pages and news articles.
  • Mobile app: PDF macro
    : Linchpin Mobile now supports the Confluence PDF macro by providing a download link for PDF files embedded in pages and news articles. Simply tap the link to open the PDF file on your mobile device.
For full release notes, please view .
Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.0
new
New features
  • We added a new field type for dates - with or without year. Use it for birthdays or anniversaries!
  • More information: https://seibert.biz/userprofilesdatefield
  • People directory: The tile layout shows the profile header sub-line for each user now. And the new table layout is completely configurable.
  • More information: https://seibert.biz/peopledirectory
  • Use the new "Structure Chart" macro to display any part of your company's structure (for example: all departments and their members).
  • More information: https://seibert.biz/structuralcharts
  • We added a new workflow role - "author". Authors can edit news that are scheduled for publication or approval.
  • More information: https://seibert.biz/lenauthors
  • Configurable login code validity: Confluence administrators can define how long QR codes are valid for login via the Linchpin Mobile Gateway now. The default duration is 24 hours, but administrators can generate login codes for other users with different validity. For detailed information see https://seibert.biz/linchpinmobileconnectionsettingsdoc.
Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.0
improved
Improvements
  • We added compatibility with Confluence 7.12.
  • We improved the performance of the people directory and org/structure charts.
  • In the profile editor, we show where field content is coming from now.
  • You can use text input fields to map users to structure chart nodes now.
  • We updated the demo content.
  • We reduced the size of the web resources delivered by the Microblog. This fix might reduce loading times.
  • The filtering of menu items has been extended by space categories.
  • Resources required for event components have been optimized, so that content can (and will) be displayed more quickly to the user now.
  • The administration area of Linchpin Mobile was moved to a new front-end technology to improve stability and performance.
Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.0
fixed
Bugfixes
  • We fixed issues in the user data update for select fields.
  • The avatar image is updated reliably after uploading a profile image in Confluence 7.11 and above now.
  • We addressed an issue that sometimes caused the user mention autocomplete to break in IE11.
  • New topics automatically created by the "Microblog Placeholder" macro are handled as if they were created manually now.
  • We improved the handling of shared pages and events in Microblog mails (e.g. notifications or the daily digest).
  • We fixed a display bug which affected the "space or topic" filter within the Microblog portal.
  • We changed the sorting of landing spaces in the database query to prevent reordering of said landing spaces on system restart.
  • We fixed an issue in which an event was still displayed despite deleting the location information when filtering by location in the Event hub.
  • We fixed an issue which caused some text labels not to be accessible to screen readers when creating an event.
  • We fixed issues concerning Confluence search requests in certain Java versions.
Linchpin Intranet Suite 4.1
new
New features
  • Structural charts – The new structural charts allow you to display the whole structure of your company in a clear and compact view.
  • You can upload CSV data for cascading select fields directly in the field configuration dialog now.
  • Administrators can find detailed information about LDAP sync results in the new synchronization report view now.
  • Phone fields can write data back into your LDAP now.
  • Use the new "spaces by categories" News Hub filter to let your users filter news by spaces that have a given category.
  • Restrict the spaces available for subscription in the News Hub by categories.
  • Event background images: You can now add a background image to your events to make them more appealing in the Event Hub and as "Event" macro in pages and blogposts. For more information, see https://seibert.biz/eventimages.
Linchpin Intranet Suite 4.1
improved
Improvements
  • We changed the display names of the modules used within the onboarding assistant to their descriptive names.
  • We added a tooltip containing the technical module key. To show the tooltip, hover your mouse over the module's name.
  • We optimized the search of text fields within the People Directory, allowing for exact searches and better search results.
  • We prevented an exception in logs when Linchpin User Profiles is being used together with "eazyBI Reports and Charts for Confluence".
  • We allow multiple value tags in XML syncs.
  • We improved the URL mode for profile pictures.
  • We have improved the display of the "Linchpin Teaser" macros. They are more useful on multi-column dashboards now.
  • We added a help text to the "Linchpin Teaser" macro body to improve the user experience.
  • We improved the performance by enabling browser caching and optimizing the logo and header image.
  • We added a live preview for Linchpin Enterprise News colors within the configuration.
  • In version 2.12, we introduced large caches for news feed results. They were very ineffective and did more harm than good, so we replaced them by more granular caching.
  • The "Create news" button in the News Hub is only visible when you can create news.
  • The "Web Feed" macro in URL mode now only allows URLs that are in the Confluence allowlist (if it is activated).
  • Event Calendar: The Event Calendar has been updated to a new technical foundation to prepare it for future development.
  • Signup performance: Improved performance when signing up for an event that already has a couple of hundreds of participants registered.
  • You can now configure for the "Event List" macro whether the event categories should be displayed or not.
  • With this release, we are preparing fundamental changes regarding the technical basis for sending mobile push notifications, which we will complete with a release of our mobile apps for iOS and Android later this year.
As soon as the final schedule for the transition is available we will inform all customers about any necessary steps in advance; In addition, we will also make all relevant information publicly available at http://seibert.biz/linchpinmobilepushnotifications.
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